Shark Attack | How To Survive Swimming With Sharks


Shark Attack | How To Survive Swimming With Sharks

Sharks are the top predators in the marine world. These bloodthirsty killers, though, also maintain the balance of marine life. But with human intervention in their homes, many encounters between sharks and humans that were not all intentional were seen. Shark attack on humans has been in sporadic cases. Many times, they capture humans by mistake. The recorded unprovoked shark attacks on humans are 80, which resulted in the death of six.

However small the threat is, we can’t risk life to this dangerous predator. Go through some of the helping tips mentioned below that you can utilize if you have a shark encounter.

Shark Attack | How To Survive Swimming With Sharks
Shark Attack | How To Survive Swimming With Sharks

Safety Tips To Avoid Shark Attack

  • You should always swim in a group. Shark attacks often when they sight lone individual swimming. Do not swim far away from the shore can put you in danger, and there would be no assistance to save you from the attack.
  • Don’t go swimming if it has recently rained heavily, or there has been a vigorous activity in the water as this would have swept these predators near to the shore of the water body.
  • Go for swimming during the day instead of dusk, dawn, or dark as sharks are most active during this time. They can locate you quickly, but it would be hard for you to find them. So avoid swimming in the dark.
  • If you locate traces of fish blood or baitfish, stay clear of the water. It could be a sign of the presence of a shark in the water. Even if large groups of sea lions, seals, dolphins and fishes can be seen, avoid swimming as they are the food of sharks and hence an invitation for it.
  • Say no to swimming in waters which reside sharks if you are bleeding (menstruating or injured). They can smell blood and trace its source quickly. So you won’t be able to save yourself in that condition.
  • Avoid wearing any shiny jewellery as it seems to sharks as fish scales which they feed. Also, wear light-coloured clothes that contrast with water so that you won’t catch the attention of these apex predators in the water.
  • Notice the behaviour of the unharming species in the water like turtle and fishes. If they behave erratically, it means they have sensed the presence of a shark, and it’s better for you to get out of the water immediately.

Do not risk life if a shark appears in the water. Also, sewage water lures baits fishes that attract sharks. You can locate such water bodies with the presence of diving sea birds over it.

Shark Attack | How To Survive Swimming With Sharks
Shark Attack | How To Survive Swimming With Sharks

Conclusion

Glide slowly in the water. Any splashes or erratic movement in the water catch the attention of sharks. Avoid getting close to steep drop-offs and sand bars as they are the best residing place of these water habitats.

And in the end, if you do encounter a shark attack, try to get quickly as possible to the shore. Do employ these safety tips that would help you in several ways.

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